CURRICULUM VITAE 6-10

HELEN R. ANDRETTA, PH.D.

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

 

 

A.  Degrees

 

 

Institution and Dates Attended 

Degree and Major

Conferred Dates

CUNY Graduate School / University Center 9/87-5/93

MPhil and PhD in English

6/91; 10/93

Queens College / CUNY—1/86-5/87 

MA in English 

6/87

Hofstra University 1/84-12/85 

BA in English; French minor 

12/85 (cum laude)

Nassau Community College / SUNY 9/81-12/83 

AA in General Liberal Arts 

12/83 (summa cum  laude)

 

EXPERIENCE

 

 

 

A.  Teaching

 

 

 

Institution

 Dates

Rank

Department

York College / CUNY

9/06-Present

FT Professor

English

 

6/03-Present

York College Honors Program Mentor

College

 

9/02-9/06

FT Early Tenured Associate Professor

English

 

6/01-Present

Deputy Chair

English

 

2/00-6/05

McNair Scholars Program Mentor

College

 

9/98-9/02 

FT Assistant Professor

English

 

9/97-9/98 

Substitute FT Assistant Professor 

English

 

10/93-6/97

Adjunct Assistant Professor 

English

 

2/90-10/93

Adjunct Lecturer 

English

 

B. Other Teaching

 

 

Institution

Dates

Title

Nassau Community College / SUNY

Garden City, NY

6/95-12/96 

Adjunct Instructor English

Corpus Christi Parish, Mineola, NY 

2/88-4/90 

BOCES Volunteer ESL

 

SCHOLARLY ASSOCIATION

 

 

2001-Present

 

 

3/04-12/05

 

 

 

Advisor to The Center for Literate Values (formerly Arcturus Books Press), Tyler, Texas; on Board of Directors of affiliated journal, Praesidium

 

Chair of the Publications Committee for the Christianity and Literature journal at the invitation of the new president of the national Conference on Christianity and Literature, John D. Cox in February 2004.

 

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL HONORS

Provost Lecturer at the Provost Lecture Series, “The ‘Salt’ of Peace,” York College, Jamaica, New York, December 3, 2008

 

York Scholar—named in June 2004 by former President Robert Hampton, York College, Jamaica, New York as one of twelve York Scholars

 

Honor Roll Member, Phi Beta Kappa Society, February 2004; initiated 1985

 

McNair Scholars Program mentor appointment, York College, Jamaica, New York, Spring 2000

 

Phi Beta Kappa Society, English Honor Society, and Pi Delta Phi French Honor Society, Hofstra University, 1985

 

Hofstra University Academic Scholarship Award, 1984

 

John F. Kennedy Memorial Award for Academic Excellence, Michael Culhane Memorial Award for Academic Excellence, Alpha Mu Gamma Honorary Society, and Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society, Nassau Community College / SUNY, 1983  

PUBLICATIONS (forthcoming)
Engaged in ongoing research and writing on the philosophical and theological influences on Flannery O'Connor and her works.  Received a 2000-2001 PSC-CUNY research grant for Hylomorphism in the Characterizations of Flannery O’Connor.   Received a 2005-2006 PSC-CUNY research grant for Body and Soul in the Works of Flannery O’Connor: A Hylomorphic Approach.

PUBLICATIONS

 

Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of Global Economy.” Provost Lecture Series, February 2009 Lecture. Academic Affairs Update Vol. III. No. 2 (March 2009): 5.

  

“The ‘Salt’ of Peace.”  Making Peace in Our Time: Proceedings of the Northeast Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature.  October 26-28, 2007.  Ed. Joan F. Hallisey and Mary-Anne Vetterling.  Weston, MA: Peace Press at Regis College, 2008.  1-9.

 

“The Hylomorphic Sacramentalism of ‘Parker’s Back.’”  Inside the Church of Flannery O'Connor: Sacrament, Sacramental, and the Sacred in Her Fiction.  Ed. Joanne Halleran McMullen and Jon Parrish Peede. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2007. 41-63.

 

 “The Mystery of Redemption in Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood.  Ed. Marc Ricciardi.  St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue, New York, 2006.  73-85.

 

“A Medievalist's View of Chaucer and Flannery O'Connor, Part II.”  Pro Ecclesia 37.2 (2006): 12-13.

 

“A Medievalist's View of Chaucer and Flannery O'Connor, Part I.”  Pro Ecclesia 37.1 (2006): 13-14.

 

Rev. of Flannery O'Connor and the Christ Haunted South, by Ralph C. Wood.  Studies in the Novel 38.3 (Fall 2006): 380-81.

 

 “Christ ‘Figures’ in Flannery O’Connor’s Fiction.”  Proceedings of the Northeast Region Annual Meeting Conference on Christianity & Literature: Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places: The Christ-figure in Text and Interpretation. October 22, 2005.  Ed. Brigid Brady, O.P. and Patricia Verrone.  Caldwell, New Jersey: Caldwell College, 2005.  58-61.

 

“Flannery O’Connor’s Hylomorphic View of Humanity.” Ultimate Reality and Meaning: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Philosophy of Understanding 28.2 (June 2005): 109-26.

 

“Flannery O’Connor and Tarwater--A Coming of Age.”  Proceedings of the 2003 Northeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature.  Ed. Anthony Giffone and Marlene San Miguel Groner.  Farmingdale, New York: Farmingdale State University of New York, 2004.  75-78.

 

“Ovid’s Influence on Chaucer’s Book of the Duchess.2002 Christianity and Literature Proceedings of the Northeast Region Conference: Voices far and near: Myth, legend, folktale, fantasy.  Ed. Edward Wesley, OSF.  Brooklyn, New York: St. Francis College, 2003.  16-27.

 

“A Berkeleyan Influence on Flannery O’Connor.”  Proceedings, Northeast Region Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature, October 20, 2001.   Ed. Sr. Doretta Cornell, R.D.C. and Ruth Anne Thompson.  Pleasantville, New York: Pace University, 2002.  

25-38.

 “Eliot’s Waste Land and Chaucer’s Gardens.”  Proceedings, Conference on Christianity and Literature, 1999 Northeast Regional Meeting. November 5-6, 1999, Nyack College, Nyack, New York.  Ed. Jonathan Gates.  Surf City, NJ: American Graphic Services, 2000.  1-13.

“A Thomist’s Letters to ‘A’.” The Flannery O’Connor Bulletin.  Volumes 26-27.  Milledgeville, GA: Georgia College and State University P, 1998-2000.  52-72.

“John Dryden’s Belief on the Eve of a New Millennium.”  On the Eve of A New Millennium: Belief and Unbelief as Expressed in Literature, Philosophy, Theology and the Visual Arts.  Selected Papers of the 1998 Northeast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature.  Ed. Denise Askin and Teresa Mendez-Faith.  Manchester, NH: Saint Anselm College Press, 1999.  10-17.

Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde: A Poet’s Response to Ockhamism.  Studies in the Humanities: Literature –Politics-Society 29.  New York: Peter Lang, 1997.

“Spirit, Psyche, and Self in Troilus and Criseyde.”  Proceedings, Northeast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature, October 10-12, 1996, Regis College, Weston, MA.  Ed. Joan F. Hallisey and Mary-Anne Vetterling.  Weston, MA, 1996.  1-7.

“Justice, Mercy, and Goods in The Man of Law’s Tale.”  Selected Proceedings of the Northeast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature, November 5, 1994, St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue.  Ed. Loretta McGrann and Benilde Montgomery.  New York, 1994.   95-105.

“Christian Truth in Chaucer in an Age of Scepticism.”  Selected Proceedings of the Northeast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature, November 6, 1993, C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University.  Ed. Joan T. Kelly and Caitlin Quinn-Lang.  New York, 1993.  7-16.

PRESENTATIONS AND PARTICIPATIONS AT CONFERENCES
Conference papers that I have presented are of various literary works but are primarily concerned with cross-disciplinary approaches to literature, either philosophical, theological, or both.

* March 5, 2010:  “Mystery and Meaning in Flannery O’Connor’s ‘Enduring Chill,’” paper read at the 2010 Northeast Region of the Conference on Christianity and Literature at Pace University, New York

 

* December 3, 2008:  Provost Lecturer at the Provost Lecture Series, York College, Jamaica, New York; “The ‘Salt’ of Peace”

 

* October 11, 2008:  “Mystery and Meaning in Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood,” paper read at the 2008 Northeast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature, Pace University, New York

 

* October 27, 2007:  Keynote Speaker at the Northeast Regional meeting of the Christianity and Literature Conference, October 26-28, 2007, Regis College, Weston, Massachusetts with the conference theme, “Making Peace in Our Time”; presentation “The ‘Salt’ of Peace”

 

* October 27, 2007:  Chair for Session 4C on English Literature (Nineteenth Century) and for Session 5C on The Bible and Literature at the Northeast Regional meeting of the Christianity and Literature Conference October 26-28, 2007, Regis College, Weston, Massachusetts

 

* October 20-21, 2006:  Participator in various sessions of Northeast Region—Conference on Christianity and Literature: Faith and Violence: Jihad and Holy War, St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, New York

 

* October 7, 2006:  “‘A View of the Woods’—A Morality Play,” paper read at Flannery O’Connor in the Age of Terrorism: An Academic Conference on Violence and Grace, October 5-7, 2006, Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

* December 29, 2005:  Presenter of Conference on Christianity and Literature Lionel Basney Award with recognition speech of author Phillip J. Donnelly at the 2005 Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention, Washington, D.C.

 

* October 22, 2005:  “Christ ‘Figures’ in Flannery O’Connor’s Fiction,” paper read at the 2005 Northeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature at Caldwell College, Caldwell, New Jersey

 

* October 22, 2005:  Chair for Session Three on the Zion Covenant Series and Milton’s Divorce Tracts at the 2005 Northeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature at Caldwell College, Caldwell, New Jersey

 

* December 29, 2004:  Presenter of Conference on Christianity and Literature Lionel Basney Awards (first and second place) with recognition speeches of authors Jens Zimmermann and Kevin J. Gardner and tribute to outgoing editor Robert Snyder at the 2004 Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

* October 16, 2004:  “The Mystery of Redemption in Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood,” paper read at the 2004 Northeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature at St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue, New York

 

* October 18, 2003:  “Flannery O’Connor and Tarwater--A Coming of Age,” paper read at the 2003 Northeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature at State University of New York at Farmingdale, New York

 

* March 22, 2003:  Personal Interview with Ralph McInerny at The International Festival of Religion and the Arts: Art & Soul, March 20 - March 23, 2003, Baylor University, Waco, Texas 

 

* March 21, 2003:  “Mystery and Meaning in Flannery O’Connor,” paper read at The International Festival of Religion and the Arts: Art & Soul, March 20 - March 23, 2003, Baylor University, Waco, Texas  

 

* December 28, 2002:  “Boethius and the Troilus,” paper read at Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention, December 27-30, 2002, New York, New York

* October 26, 2002:  “Ovid’s Influence on Chaucer’s Book of the Duchess,” paper read at Christianity and Literature Northeast Conference October 25-26, 2002, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York

* October 26, 2002:  Chair for Session 5 papers on Milton, King Arthur, and Thomas Harris; Christianity and Literature Northeast Region Conference October 25-26, 2002, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York

* October 2, 2002:  “A Medievalist Views Chaucer and O’Connor,” Faculty Forum presentation, York College--The City University of New York, Jamaica, New York

* May 31, 2002:  Participant in panel Round Table Discussion: Flannery O’Connor's Correspondents at American Literature Association Conference, Long Beach, California

* May 30, 2002:  “Tarwater--One of Flannery O’Connor's Youngest Children,” paper read at American Literature Association Conference, Long Beach, California

* October 20, 2001:  “A Berkeleyan Influence on Flannery O’Connor,” paper read at the Northeast Region Conference on Christianity and Literature, Pace University, Pleasantville, New York

* August 17, 2001:  Chair Presider for ‘Toni Morrison and the Re-vision of the Word’; Referee for ‘Elizabeth Barrett Browning: The “Twofold Vision” and Ultimate Reality and Meaning in Aurora Leigh’; and Referee for ‘URAM of Plato’s Forms and the Problem of Universals’ at the Eleventh Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Human Ideas on Ultimate Reality and Meaning (URAM) in Toronto

* August 16, 2001:  “Flannery O’Connor’s Hylomorphic View of Humanity,” paper read at the Eleventh Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Human Ideas on Ultimate Reality and Meaning (URAM) in the University of Toronto

* August 16, 2001:  Referee for “Saying No to Relative Ethics: Proposal for a natural objective standard by which good and evil may be measured”; and Chair Presider for ‘Samuel Johnson’s “The Vanity of Human Wishes” and His Concept of Ultimate Reality and Meaning’ at the Eleventh Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Human Ideas on Ultimate Reality and Meaning (URAM) in Toronto

* March 30, 2001:  “Wordsworth’s Reworking of Memory in Book One of the 1850 Version of The Prelude,” paper read at Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA) Convention, Hartford, Connecticut

* March 30, 2001:  Chair of Romantic Memory and Historicism session at Northeast Modern Language Literature Association (NEMLA) Convention, Hartford, Connecticut

* November 6-7, 1999:  “Eliot’s Waste Land and Chaucer’s Gardens,” paper read at Christianity and Literature Conference, Nyack College, Nyack, New York

* April 17, 1999:  “Criseyde: Philosophical Foil to Troilus,” paper read at Northeast Modern Language Association convention, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

* October 1998:  “John Dryden’s Belief on the Eve of a New Millennium,” paper read at Christianity and Literature Conference sponsored by St. Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire

* May 1998:  “A Thomist’s Letters to ‘A.’,” paper on Flannery O'Connor read at American  Literature Association Conference, San Diego, California

* November 1997:  “Musing on the Muse in Paradise Lost,” paper read at Christianity and  Literature Conference sponsored by St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York

* October 1996:  “Spirit, Psyche, and Self in Troilus and Criseyde,” paper read at Christianity and Literature Conference sponsored by Regis College, Weston, Massachusetts

* March 1996:  “The Disorder of Love in Troilus and Criseyde,” paper read at Christianity and Literature Conference, University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse, LaCrosse, Wisconsin

* October 1995:  “Milton’s Muse in Paradise Lost,” paper read at Literature and Spirituality Conference sponsored by Saint Xavier University, Chicago, Illinois

* November 1994:  “Justice, Mercy, and Goods in The Man of Laws Tale,” paper read at Christianity and Literature Conference sponsored by St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, New York

* November 1993:  “Christian Truth in Chaucer in an Age of Scepticism,” paper read at the Christianity and Literature Conference, C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, New York

* November 1988:  “Chaucer’s Interpretation of Ovid in the Book of the Duchess,” paper read at Fourteenth Annual Conference of the Mid-Hudson Modern Language Association, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
American Religion and Literature Society
Christianity and Literature Conference Association
Modern Language Association of America
Northeast Modern Language Association
The Phi Beta Kappa Society